This photo below uses one of my favorite Lightroom Presets from the 2014 package. Here’s a little video that shows how I use them!
Daily Photo – An Unexpected Scene in Tokyo
I look at photos like this and then kick myself a little for not staying out longer to take more photos! The city has so many little sections… I have to find some time to get back there! It’s like the ultimate parallel universe where I’m always pleasantly and delightfully surprised around every corner.
Also, it seems the Photo Walk has really spurred sales of the Trey Ratcliff Mega Pack! Thanks so much and glad you’re enjoying it! Don’t forget you can use the code TRUSA to save $300 at checkout!
Quick video from New York!
Just got to New York and visited a gallery in Soho that has a print hanging in it… see my Robot Daughter Scarlett and more! Haha… Getting ready for the big Photo Walk tomorrow.
Daily Photo – Ouissal in Venice
I was with my friend Simon almost every day in Venice. We had a truly great time all over the city, and we were often on these boats. His girlfriend Ouissal was with us too, and always looking mega awesome… I ended up getting about 100x more photos of her than Simon.
Every month new presets come out and are half price just for 24 hours to reward those of you hardcore lovers of it that keep coming back! Thanks so much! Pop on over to the Stuck in Customs Store to find out more!
What’s in Trey’s Bag?
New and updated! I also updated the Camera Equipment page that lists out my stuffola.
Daily Photo – The View From the Top of the Bar
This is the bar atop the Burj Al Arab, which styles itself as the world’s only 7-star hotel. This bar itself is really cool because it juts way out of the hotel and looks like it would be almost impossible, defying physics. When I got inside, I was really shocked at the outrageous and eye-jamming decor! The drink menu was also like 30 pages and totally outrageous… they even had a drink called “The Burning Man,” which of course I had to get!
Here’s yours truly, there in that little boat off on a secret adventure. The new Kickstarter for the unknown product where we collaborated starts on the 22nd (one week away!!). To see the latest, pop over here!
Don’t you love how all these software companies use such crazy acronyms, as if they expect everyone to understand them? AEP2 stands for Analog Efex Pro 2, and it’s the tool I used to make this shot. It’s a pretty fun tool, I must admit, even if it is a little slow.
Daily Photo – Another Late Night in Venice
I ended up sleeping pretty big chunks of the day because we were just hitting it so hard at night! It’s hard not to with scenery like this all over the place. At night they bring all the gondolas in to park, and they often make mysterious shapes and nice lines in the fading light.
I processed this one with MacPhun Intensify. It really did a great job with the sharpness and color tones, I think!
Daily Photo – My Studio in the Fresh Snow
Here’s the studio I walk to every day from the main house. Every now and then in the autumn and winter there is a wonderful snow that falls and gives everything a parallel-universe feeling. I find I have to take these photos early in the morning because in late afternoon, all the white snow starts to melt off the trees and you lose that nice reverse-contrast feeling.
Be sure to visit Trey’s Texture Tutorial to see how I make these kinds of photos. They are very fun, and anyone can do it!
Daily Photo – The Tapestries of China
This whole area around Guilin has become one of my favorite areas to visit and explore in China. The shapes around here are epic and timeless, and they put me in quite a creative and contemplative mood!
This was a little above me when I took the photo, so I used the Lightroom automatic lens correction to true up all the vertical lines. I don’t always do that, but if it is very close to vertical, I want to make it is as good as possible.
Daily Photo – Simple Colors in the Old Part of Venice
I can’t totally take credit for this shot, as it was found on one of my random wanderings with Rene. He and I would rarely have any kind of a plan other than just meandering. There was always food in the mix. That’s a sure thing with him. It’s truly unbelievable how much food he eats… he’s like a Tardis! Anyway, here’s a little thing that he saw on the way so I grabbed my own photo!
Here’s the FULL episode, as what follows below is just the bit where I was on. Here’s the full description of the whole episode:
Hosts: Leo Laporte, Megan Morrone, Mike Elgan, Jason Howell, Fr. Robert Ballecer, and Bryan Burnett.
Mike Elgan takes us through the highlights of Google I/O, Photographer Trey Ratcliff talks about The Arcanum and photography with Voice Over Actor Jim Cutler, plus inside the Kickstarter project called Cubit.
A lot of people ask what I use to record my videos on my computer — I really recommend Screenflow Pro. It’s just a great program and very very easy to use.
Daily Photo – 1,000 Stories in Venice
I walked around a lot of these nights with my friend Rene. It was nice to wander around and see so many other people out and about. I think there were mostly locals around, sitting on steps or bridges, drinking and eating. I was amazed how many people I saw walking around with glasses of wine — very impressive, Italy, very impressive…
Be sure to watch the PhotoWalks page to keep track of upcoming events or simply see some of the past events!
Daily Photo – Little Boxes in a temple in Hong Kong
Does anyone know the purpose of these boxes? I found them in a little Buddhist temple along a hillside somewhere in the middle of Hong Kong when I was stumbling about. I tried to guess what they meant… but I'd like to hear what you think!
The May Preset Pack is out! (half-price today only)
This has been a very fun experiment and gets bigger every month! See the Lightroom Presets page for more. This month features a fresh 10 presets, just as new and idea-provoking as the previous months. The special deal we do to reward the hardest core of the fans of these is to do half-off just on the first day of the month. So, for 24 hours, it’s only $2.50 instead of $5.
And here’s a little video more about them!
Daily Photo – The Breaking Sea Ice on the way to Antarctica
Every pack comes with at least one Black & White preset, and this is a pretty good example of one. I took this photo out of the window of the CL-130 as I was still about 2 hours (after 8 hours already in the air) from Antarctica. I started to get excited as I looked down to see the sea ice melting apart in the middle of summer. I particularly liked all the layers of clouds floating on top…